Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments Receives 3 National Association of Development Organizations 2022 Impact Awards
Contact: Joe McKinney For Immediate Release
NADO Executive Director October 28, 2022
202.921.4441 | email@example.com
Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments Receives
3 National Association of Development Organizations 2022 Impact Awards
WASHINGTON, DC – Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments based in Sumter has received a 2022 Aliceann Wohlbruck Impact Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) for the Far-UV Disinfection Lighting School Buses, the Regional COVID Educational Campaign, and their High Five to Change-Back to School Jamboree.
The Far-UV Disinfection Lighting Project effectively rid public-school buses of the COVID-19 virus upon transport to and from school. The Regional COVID Educational Campaign was an effort to bring seniors back together to educate them on the COVID-19 virus, as well as give them a chance to get their vaccine or boosters, all while having a good time for fellowship and to dance, take pictures, and play games while winning prizes. High Five to Change-Back to School Jamboree brought together the community to learn a little more about the virus while gifting backpacks, and a meal.
NADO is a Washington, DC-based membership association of regional development organizations that promotes programs and policies that strengthen local governments, communities, and economies through regional cooperation, program delivery, and comprehensive strategies. The Impact Awards program recognizes regional development organizations and their partners for improving the economic and community competitiveness of our nation’s regions and local communities.
Award-winning projects were recognized during NADO’s 2022 Annual Training Conference, held in Pittsburgh, PA on October 15-18. The 2022 class of award recipients consists of 107 projects from 71 organizations spanning 28 states. These projects are presented in an interactive “Story Map” developed by NADO that includes project summaries, partners, and images. The Story Map is available online at: https://tinyurl.com/38vbcczu
“Regional development organizations and their partners have played an integral role in supporting local communities during this important time of economic recovery,” said 2021-2022 NADO President Misty Crosby, former executive director of the Buckeye Hills Regional Council, located in Marietta, OH. “This year’s Impact Awards recipients demonstrate the many ways our member organizations serve their communities by promoting economic development, fostering resilience, and improving quality of life for residents.”
The NADO Impact Awards are presented in honor of the late Aliceann Wohlbruck who was NADO’s first executive director and served 24 years as a tireless champion for regional approaches to economic development in rural communities.
For more information about this award-winning project, contact Dennis Cyphers, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 803.305.7888.